Junior guard asked if she would chose to be a politican or movie star

Maria Moeller Q-A

A small town girl with a big family, Maria Moeller is enjoying her career at Ohio State. In her two years as a Buckeye, Moeller has made quite an impact for the team off the bench as the Buckeyes go for a fifth-straight Big Ten title.  Moeller took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to answer questions about Buckeye basketball and the fun, random aspects of her life.

Q: How has the transition to playing a more up-tempo style of offense been?
A: “I’ve liked the up-tempo style. I enjoy running and Sammy [Prahalis] can distribute the ball well.
Everyone’s having fun.”

Q: Would you say this is the best and/or most talented team you have been on in your three years at Ohio State?
A: “I think it is. We’ve been working harder and staying together as a team. We execute what we need to execute.”

Q: How exciting is the possibility of playing the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament in Columbus?
A: “It would be really exciting to play at home. I’d love it. It would be with our fans and in a home atmosphere. It won’t be at the Schott, but we’ve played at Nationwide Arena against Cleveland State. It will be a lot better than traveling to California like we did two years ago.”

Q: Describe your hometown of Maria Stein, Ohio.
A: “It’s a very close-knit community. My school is actually made up of five to six communities. Everyone knows each other and goes to all the sporting events. I really enjoyed the atmosphere.”

Q: You are the youngest of four kids … do your family members make it to most of the games?
A: “Yes, actually all the home games. My brother and his wife just had a baby, so it’s harder for them to get out of the house. Last year everyone came to all the home games.”

Q: You were a pretty good volleyball player in high school. Do you miss it at all?
A: “I miss it a lot. In high school, it was a good way to get away from basketball. My team was pretty good, so that made it a lot of fun. Last year, I was able to go watch them play in the state tournament. It was good to see how things have changed since I graduated.”

Q: What is the best movie you have seen lately and why?
A: “Marley and Me. I like Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson and how they act together. It’s a really sad movie, but the entire movie is upbeat and cute. I really like it.”

Q: If you could be President or a movie star which would you be and why?
A: “I’d be a movie star. I couldn’t handle all the politics and the decisions the President has to make. I always heard Hollywood is fun and I like to have people watch me on television. (Ashlee) Trebilcock was a child movie star and said it was fun.”

Q: Did you watch any of the presidential inauguration events this year? If so, what did you think about
watching history?
A: “I watched it in Coach Foster’s office with Ashlee [Trebilcock]. The speech was really good. It was amazing to see how many people came out to support the change. It was emotional in a way.”

Q: If you could have a shopping spree at any store where would it be?
A: “Hollister. I like their clothes, but maybe Aeropostale or American Eagle, any store like that.”

Q: What television shows are you addicted to watching?
A: “There’s Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters and The Biggest Loser. I text and call back and forth with our trainer during The Biggest Loser talking about it. Grey’s Anatomy is my favorite.”

Q: If you could have one unique animal as a pet what would you choose?
A: “A monkey. At the zoo they’re funny and you can train them.”

Q: If you could go anywhere in the world for a vacation where would you go and why?
A: “I’d go to Australia. It’s all the way across the world and warm. I’ve heard it’s nice and pretty there.”

Q: If you could have dinner with any two people, who would they be and why?
A: “Matthew McConaughey and Abraham Lincoln. McConaughey is my favorite actor. Lincoln was a great president. I’d like to hear what he did to make our country the way it is.”

Q: If you had a theme song, what would it be?
A: “Don’t Stop Believing by Journey.”


~ Read the entire Q-A in the game program tonight, on sale throughout the main concourse of Value City Arena.